iwk-sweaterI started the diminishing rib sweater from IWK.   I am using this Clip yarn that I bought like 2 years and started a tank sweater but I ripped that out and started this new sweater.  sweater



I am still working on the aran blanket, I have 1 square left then I have to sew the thing together … 😀

It has been awhile


I have been such a bad blogger and knitter. It has been months since I have really knit anything. With that said I have 1 and a half squares left on the blanket … so it is going to end up being a first birthday present … To the left is a picture of the stack of squares that I will need to sew together (something I did not take into account when I chose it).



I have found a sweater patttern to knit (I think) … it is the front cover of this months IWK.  Not sure what I am going to use for it, I have some clip that I started a tank a while back I may rip that out and use that yarn still trying to decide.

Angie Hat …


Here is a picture of the hat I am working on for my daughter … so far I like the way it is comming out.  The tricky part – for me at least – is going to be the decrease rounds at the crown of the head.  I want to still be able to keep the cables and decrease in the noncable section. 

Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks!

This is what DD said after she got the new outfit for her American Girl Doll. My MIL sent a Christmas dress for DD and her doll the doll got a hat as well so she wanted a hat to match because she LOVED the hat. So I figured out the pattern … I think. I will keep you posted.

The Wrapping Paper Test

You Are Whimsical and Imaginative

You approach the holidays with creativity and imagination.
For you, it’s yet another opportunity to express your glorious view of the world.Whether you’re decorating your house or baking cookies, you like everything to have your personal touch.
You do your best to make the holidays a unique and special time for everyone around you.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to give delightfully surprising and interesting gifts.
You’re also the most likely to wrap your gifts in an quirky, beautiful way.


The Hat is finished

Here is the finished hat …


This is the detail of the top …


I love this hat it was super easy and quick to knit.  And best of all he has not taken it off since I finished it.

We Need a Hat

emans-hatMy son does not ask for knitted items often ever.  It has finally turned cold here and he did not have a hat, so he asked for a hat … I dropped all other project to make the boy a hat. 

I am using The Boy Hat pattern and Schachenmayr nomotta Extra.  This hat is knitting up quickly I am hoping to finish the hat so he can have it Monday for school.